Weingarten and Pechthalt discuss
In a message to members following the June 10 court decision in Vergara v. California, AFT President Randi Weingarten and California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt discuss the ramifications of the ruling and what the AFT is doing to fight back. They also are urging AFT members to sign a thank you card to California teachers to let them know you honor their commitment and courage. Click here to read more
San Diego County Fair Teacher Appreciation Days
The San Diego County Fair is offering teachers two free admission tickets on Friday June 20 and June 27 when you show your employee and photo IDs. The tickets can be picked up at Will Call at the O’Brien gate. Tickets are only good that day. The offer is good for teachers from public or private schools, K-12 and colleges/universities, no matter where they are located.
For details on how to claim your two free tickets click here.
For more information on the SD County Fair, visit their website.
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Congratulations to our PUSD 2014-15 Teachers of the Year!
Poway Unified Announces the Selection of Three District Teachers of the Year
Mike Bird, Stephanie Martin, and Crystal Ochoa Receive Honors - read more
| TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Term of the Agreement: 2013-14 through 2014-15
The PFT/PUSD IBPS Fiscal Group has worked together throughout the year monitoring the District budget beginning with the 2012-13 true-up process. In that process, we took a look back to see if the expenditures for teachers for the 2007-08 year (the last year before the state budget cuts) were on target.
From the 2012-13 true-up, we continued to look at the District budgeting process for 2013-14 year as the Budget Assumptions and First Interim Budget reports were issued. These reports are snapshots of the financial conditions of the District at two points during the fiscal year to make assumptions about PFT expenditures and total unrestricted revenue.
Your PFT members of the IBPS team, Candy Smiley, Kelly Logan, Joe McEachron and Greg Strachan are proud to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years (with reopeners for wages, Heath and Welfare and any other sections either party requests in 2014-15, Section V of this agreement). The IBPS members feel that the agreement strikes a very good balance between supporting both people and program. Your IBPS team urges you to support this agreement when the teachers vote to ratify on March 11 and 12, 2014. Click here to read full Tentative Settlement Agreement
| Candy Smiley
|| September 2013
Welcome to your professional organization, The Poway Federation of Teachers –
A Union of Professionals
Who we are and what we stand for!
During the industrial era workers suffered poor working conditions, discrimination over gender, race and class, low wages, with no power or control in the work place, and political restrictions - No Voice! Unions were viewed as “agents” of reform, the champion for fairness and due process, dignity of all work and workers, economic opportunity, and social justice for all. Because of collective bargaining, middle class values were now attainable: safe working conditions, a decent wage, health and welfare benefits, and a safety net for workers (pension and tenure). Read more...
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Myth #1: Teacher preparation matters little for student achievement.
Poway Federation of Teachers Local 2357
11031 Via Frontera, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92127